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Hawaiian Mochiko Chicken

Mochiko Chicken

A popular Hawaiian fried chicken marinated in a mochiko mixture.
Course dinner
Cuisine Hawaiian
Keyword hawaiian chicken, hawaiian food, mochiko, Soy sauce chicken
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 35 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 310kcal



Prep Chicken

  • Cut chicken into bite sized pieces.
    2 lb chicken breast or thighs


  • In a large bowl, combine the remaining ingredients to make the marinade.
    5 Tablespoons mochiko, 5 Tablespoons cornstarch, 4 Tablespoons sugar, 5 Tablespoons soy sauce, 2 Tablespoons mirin, 2 cloves garlic, 2 inches ginger, 2 Tablespoons sesame seeds, 2 scallions, 2 eggs
  • Add the chicken. Marinate for one hour.

Deep Fry Chicken

  • Shake off excess marinade from each piece.
  • Fry in hot oil (about one inch deep) until cooked through and golden brown on both sides.
    oil for frying



Adapted from: Foodland
Calories are approximate, as the marinating time (can be marinated for multiple hours or overnight if desired.) and frying time will affect the final calorie count. 


Calories: 310kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 37g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 151mg | Sodium: 1080mg | Potassium: 654mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 165IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 51mg | Iron: 2mg